The way Italians move: survey on COVID-19 mobility

How is mobility changing during the health crisis?

TRT and Padua launch a survey for understanding new mobility habits in Italy

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected transports.

For example, no one knows anything about the future of both everyday mobility and occasional trips for business and holidays.

Will working from home become a standard habit? Will car use increase, and public transport ridership never come back to pre-COVID-19 levels? And what about walking and cycling, and sharing and electric mobility?

Mobility planners are currently proposing many hypotheses but have no confirmations.

A lot will depend on how people will adapt their habits to the new scenario.

This is the reason why TRT Trasporti e Territorio launched, with the support of the Municipality of Padua – as well as other Italian cities, companies, associations and media partners, a public survey that aims at learning about new mobility choices of commuters and travellers.

You can fill the survey (in Italian) in by clicking here:



The intent is to contribute not only to understanding how mobility can restart, but also to recognize the opportunities that this unexpected situation can offer to make daily mobility truly sustainable.

The survey has already collected almost 4.500 answers.

Preliminary results show that remote working, a choice for only 6% of the surveyed people in the pre-COVID phase, had a boost during lockdown (64%) and half of remote workers now wish to continue working from home. The other half, however, started again to commute, but in a very different way: 59% of the responders are currently travelling by car and motorbike (43% before the health crisis), 6% are using public transport (28% before) and 31% walk and cycle (28% before).